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Poster: ridetheory Date: Jul 19, 2004 1:03pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: There aren't that many people . . .

There were so many good free commercial exhibits that the Amusement Zone couldn't compete. For example, the lines for the General Motors Futurama were sometimes literally a mile long. Other big free shows included the General Electric show, which featured a huge spark generator, the electronic talking machine called Pedro the Voder at the Bell Telephone exhibit, Electro the Robot at the Westinghouse exhibit, and plenty more. If you watch the other Medicus films, you'll see more crowds around the more popular commercial exhibits.

The fair did lose money the first year, and that's why the owners chose to run it a second year -- to make up for the losses.